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Quotes of the week

“The job of the county chair is to preserve public confidence in the administration of elections. No one who reads these things will feel (Butner) is qualified to do that.”

— Josh Howard, chairman, N.C. State Board of Elections, on Mac Butner’s Facebook and Twitter posts

“I can’t believe I used to work for an airline and we’re going back 100 years in time to travel.”

— Hal Sutton of Rockwell, on being forced to cross the Atlantic on a ship because a recent heart attack raised concerns about blood clots

“If you have enough heart and passion, you can be the most dominant person on the field, no matter how big you are.”

— Chris Clodfelter, free safety, North Rowan High School football team

“If you couldn’t read and write, you were virtually back in slavery again because you had to depend on someone to be able to interpret for you.”

— Yvonne Tracey, interim president, Barber Scotia College, on the need for more colleges and schools for African Americans after slavery

“Back when I was in school, and maybe even now, you’d sometimes  have to look long and hard to find a professor who looked like you.”

— Laurie Willis, assistant director, public relations, Livingstone College, on why some people prefer historically black colleges and universities

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Education

Rowan Wild’s animal camp makes a comeback at Dan Nicholas Park

Coronavirus

Health officials say financial incentives helped vaccination rates; lottery drawing today

Granite Quarry

Granite Quarry adopts budget that keeps tax rate flat

Business

Airport Advisory committee endorses plans for expansion at Mid-Carolina Regional

China Grove

China Grove will celebrate 40th Farmers Day with week full of festivities

Sports

Pistons win in NBA draft lottery; Hornets will get 11th pick

Crime

Officers in Locust arrest drivers who tried to flee; one was on motorcycle reported stolen from Rowan

News

Panel OKs NC Senate budget bill; Dems pan policy provisions

News

Letter: Journalist won’t join UNC faculty without tenure

Crime

Chase from Mooresville ends with crash at Rowan Mill Road; two charged

Kannapolis

Dearmons gift two public art sculptures to city of Kannapolis

Crime

Blotter: Woman’s camper stolen from side of I-85

Local

Local scouts sweep NC American Legion awards

Business

As demand lessens slightly, local homebuilders work through challenges to deliver dwellings

Local

Commissioners name Newberry Hall House county’s newest historic landmark

News

Senate budget uses NC revenue boon on more tax cuts, capital

College

Livingstone College alumna Quanera Hayes makes U.S. Olympic Team after first-place finish in 400-meter race

Crime

Blotter: June 21

Ask Us

Ask Us: What is status of ‘speed table’ on Charles Street in Spencer?

Local

East Rowan High graduate killed in motorcycle crash

Local

Political Notebook: Gov. Cooper vetoes Ford-backed bill allowing firearms at churches that are also schools

Crime

Blotter: June 20

News

Body of fourth tuber, age 7, found in North Carolina river

Nation/World

8 kids in youth van among the 13 lives lost to Claudette